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Lucy H. Payne, age 91, of 5241 Hwy 421 South, Mountain City, TN passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Lucy was born December 23, 1922 in Shouns, Tennessee to the late William Bynum Payne and Ollie Potter Payne. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters: Frieda Payne, Carrie Taylor and Elsie Nichols; as well as a brother; Shelton Payne. Lucy was a member of Nelsons Chapel Baptist Church and she loved reading.
Survivors include: brother: Earl Payne and wife Stella of Mountain City, TN; two nephews: John Taylor, Knoxville, TN and James Taylor, New Castle, DE. A special friend, Jo Ann Reece, Mountain City and her church family also survive.
Funeral services for Ms. Payne were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in the East Side Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Pastor Harry Cunningham officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment followed in the Old Potter Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Keith Wilson, Clarence Braden, Carl Mast, Eugene Mast, Charlie Greene and Sam Icenhour. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Floyd Barker, Junior Rudd Martin, and the Men of Nelsons Chapel Baptist Church.
Friends may call at the funeral home or her brother’s residence, 434 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN.
Online condolences may be sent to the Payne family through our website at
Professional services for Lucy H. Payne are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee.